AGB (20) - Québec, Quebec, - MAR 14, 2011
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAR 18, 2011 Schlussel is an "ok" altbier, but despite being very drinkable, there is nothing very hoppy to speak of and not really malty either, It lacks a little something that would make you say "I want another one right now", just like the Uerige Alt is, for example. The place is beautiful though, definitly worths a stop if you’re near Dusseldorf (along with all the other Altbier breweries!)
McSherman (251) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - APR 13, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
toller Geruch nach Röstmalz und Hopfen. Im Geschmack recht herb. Das Röstmalz dominiert hier, aber der aromatische Hopfen versteckt sich nicht. Erinnert an geröstete Haselnüsse und schwarzen Tee. Runder Körper und Ausklang.
Grzesiek79 (3392) - Radom, POLAND - APR 9, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Many thanks for this swing-top bottle to kevnic2008. Piwo o sporej rosnacej piance, mocno zbitej i bardzo trwalej. Kolor ciemnego bursztynu, bez metnosci. Kramel jakby podpieczony, zkarmelizowany, goryczka wyrazna i dluga. Piwo jakosciowe i bardzo solidne. Ciasteczkowy posmak oraz w zapachu nuty debowe wyczulem.
gyllenbock (5376) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 6, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Brewpub.
Clear brownish/amber with a large head. Aroma and taste of light roasted malt, some nuts, fruit and some hay. Also notes of grain. Soft and easy to drink with a medium bitter finish.
geophagus (462) - Lubin, POLAND - APR 5, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(bottle 0.5l / half of bootle) Trade with McTapps. Thanks. Dark cooper colour. Off wgite, huge, thick slowly to medium fast falling head. Nice lacing. Light to medium body, watery texture, high carbonation. Mineral mouthfeel. Aroma: Bready, toasted, black tea, herbal hops. Taste: A bit watery, toasted, dark bread, mild herbal bitterness. Soft mineral and mettalic. High drinkability, good.
Port777 (6) - - FEB 27, 2015 does not count
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Isn’t it great to pick up the perfect bottle of a great brew when admittingly beer can’t always taste this divine. But this very time, it was definitely the best German Alt beer of all. But again, I am willing to take the risk of buying it again and again.
_angst_ (3274) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 26, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle received in euroswap 1, 2015. Thank you Erzengel! Pours clear deep chestnut brown with a frothy pale beige head that leaves some sparse thick lacing on the glass while dissipating. Smell is malty, slightly fruity and tiny earthy with dark bread, cereal, ripe pears, hay, moist soil, minerals, iron, lemon peal and hints of sheet metal. Taste is tiny sweet, bitter, slightly malty, tiny fruity, floral and earthy with dark bread, burnt crispbread, cereal, hay, moist soil, minerals, black tea, dried red berries, walnuts and lemon peal. Mouthfeel is crisp, round, tiny astringent and light to medium bodied. Finish is bitter with dark bread, cereal, hay, moist soil, minerals, dried red berries, walnuts, lemon peal and hints of sheet metal. All in all solid and refreshing but some peary esters and metallic phenols makes takes away from the enjoyment.
Mackeon (102) - - JAN 26, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
An outstanding example of the Düsseldorfer beer style. Lovely aroma, beautiful reddish color and subtle Hallertauer hops, altogether a very harmonious brew well worth seeking out. Love those old-fashioned swing-tops, too, and the stylish label is a good example of traditional design, fitting well with beer and bottle both.
Wim (3021) - Weelde, BELGIUM - JAN 18, 2015
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
along with yves at steve places brown colored body with an off white head and a malt hops aroma a malt hops dry bitter taste with a bitter finish
Yves (2484) - Turnhout, BELGIUM - JAN 17, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Shared with wim at steven’s place. Clear amber colored beer with small white head and medium carbonation. Hopped spiced aroma. Medium sparkling palate. Finish is very bitter hoppy ending.
andrepintado (1789) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - JAN 12, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to ruigo. Thank you Rui for this beast! Dark copper. Thin to medium white head. Taste is medium bitter. Nice dryness. Sticky body. Aroma is light coffee, chocolate, malt, hops.